Progress on the Sequel: Consulting the Experts

A DC-3 of the type Otto's M & M Airlines flies. This one is in the Northwest livery. M & M's is similar, with a white top, a blue middle band and silver beneath.

A DC-3 of the type Otto’s M & M Airlines flies. This one is in the Northwest livery. M & M’s is similar, with a white top, a blue middle band and silver beneath.

I’m about 18,000 words into the sequel to On Wings of the Morning (working title: On Eagle Wings Upborne) and it’s going well. As I’ve been writing, I’ve drawn on the experience and expertise of a couple of people. Since much of the action so far takes place at Pioneer Lake Airport, I wanted to get the world of the airline right, so I have my brother to consult with. He is a twenty-seven year veteran with Delta Airlines, now retired. Then, I have one of the airline aircraft experience problems with icing. So, I consulted Norm Modlin, weather forecaster, for the straight scoop on severe weather and airplanes. Both my brother Ron and my friend Norm know their stuff, and their knowledge will make the book a more convincing read.

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About huckfinn47

I taught high school English for 32 years, all at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA. My students called me "Mr. V," and I was fortunate to have some terrific young people in my classes. I have made contact with some of them, particularly on Facebook, and enjoy seeing what they're up to. My other nickname, given to me by our then assistant pastor Jim Vaught, is Lieutenant Dan, after the Gary Sinise character in Forrest Gump, one of my favorite movies. I never got anywhere near military service, so the name is somewhat ironic. I greatly admire our troops and respect their sacrifices. On the Wings of Morning is my first novel worth talking about.
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